Fertilizing trees is a great way to keep trees healthy and is especially important for revitalizing sick trees. I highly recommend you read my four part series on tree fertilizers. You can access them by clicking on the fertilize link under categories on the right sidebar. This article is aimed at pointing you toward a few fertilizer products you can buy to do the job yourself. Some of the tips here will help you with the timing of the right application, but you do need to read the label of the product you are using to make sure you are applying it at the right rate.
Oak wilt is a devastating tree disease and very expensive to combat. There has not been any real improvement in the treatment and control options since the first product was released on the market back in the mid 90’s. For chemical treatment you have two injection techniques for administering the fungicide and for large scale control measures, trenching is the best option. The Texas Forest Service (TFS) publishes a brochure for managing oak wilt.
There are a variety of tree fertilizers out there. Knowing which ones to use can be very confusing. And, to make matters worse, many quality tree friendly products are really “fertilizers” at all. Most of the products in the line I use for my companies treatment programs are alternative products (I don’t like the word “organic,” it is confusing to many and misleading). Here is a list of the products I think are the best:
Continue reading Part 4. Tree Fertilizer Products. What to Use.